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|4 May 2018||18.15 - 20.15||Arrive, Be, Wait and See - An Evening of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Julie Robinson FULLY BOOKED
THIS SESSIONS IS FULLY BOOKED. kEEP ANY EYE OPEN FOR NEXT MONTHS YIN SESSION.
As a nation we are chronically fatigued. Life is busy with multiple and complex demands and it is so important that we care for and nourish ourselves with practices like yoga.
All that is required in a yin yoga practice is that you give yourself the gift of space and time to simply be. The 3 tattvas or principles of a yin practice are simply to arrive into the shape or posture, exist there with awareness and interest and finally observe what arises without judgement.
Join Julie for this Friday evening ‘pop up’ session which is sure to be an antidote to the busy business of everyday living. The practice will be followed by a relaxing yoga nidra to welcome in a sense of joy and well being ( nidra is a guided deep relaxation)
Grab the bolsters, blankets and eye bags and settle in...
Yin Yoga is a delicious, leisurely practice. Focusing on longer holds of postures to experience a greater depth of stretch and promote the flow of energy through the fascia of the body and the meridian pathways serving the organs.
This session is a mainly floor based practice and will be suitable for those with a reasonable level of movement.
|2/3 June 2018||10.00 - 16.00||Conceptual Yoga: When the Principles are More Important than the Poses, with Monica Voss
In our rush to achieve, improve, strive, and compete, we easily forget that the basic concepts underlying the postures are life principles - breathing, for example, physical security, love and contentment, body awareness, and an understanding of the mind. We often sacrifice the "why" to the "what".
Let's learn to unwind, give in to gravity, consider structure rather than form, develop awareness of what we really need and want, and allow our softness to unfold. In this workshop, we will explore asana, pranayama, relaxation and meditation within a conceptual framework, not for the "biggest stretch" nor for perfection. Our interest is in our personal process, not a performance of a pose.
Join Monica for the full weekend or a single day. If booking for a single day please state which day you want.
Monica has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga for over 35 years. She has studied with Esther Myers, Vanda Scaravelli and Mary Stewart and is the co-owner and Director of The Esther Myers Yoga Studio , Toronto
|£60/£115||Book 1 DayBook WeekendEnquire|
|30 July - 3 August 2018||09.30 - 15.00||The Pleasure of Practice. Bringing Yoga to Life with Carolyn Clark
Join Carolyn for a day or two or enjoy the whole week.
A week to explore body, mind and breath in the company of others in the very peaceful setting of Babworth Court.
To engage with our physical practice bringing strength, length and freedom to the ever changing body. Moving through asana with a staged approach that can bring interest and progression to all who attend.
To consider breath and pranayama practices for assisting release and renewal of energy levels. Giving time to strengthen the muscles that bring about breathing and awareness of natural breathing and what that means in life.
To explore Mudra and Bandha within practice as a way of directing energy and mind. This will add interest and depth to the programme.
To experience Yoga Nidra as an integral part of practice and recognise the deep releasing benefits this relaxation brings.
To contemplate the pleasure of action and the connectivity to life and health.
Carolyn will add the fascination of the philosophy from ancient roots to underpin modern day interpretation of how we can use Yoga in our everyday Life.
We also offer accommodation at The Cottage if you would like a mini retreat or to stay over with us. This is limited so book your bed early!
Single day fee - £35 non residential / £70 residential inc dinner, B and B - Full payment required when booking
Week fee - £160 non residential / £280 residential inc dinner, B and B - Deposit of £80/ non res or £130 res will secure booking with balance due by 30 June.
PLEASE NOTE: RE PAYMENTS.
It is ony possible to pay for a single day or full week non residential via this website page. To pay for any other bookings, please email us on [email protected] and we can arrange with you to either take a card payment or give you the details to send a cheque or make a bank transfer.
|£35/£160||Book 1 DayBook WeekendEnquire|
|20 October 2018||10.00 - 15.30||Yoga and Ayurveda with Jayadhara
Yoga and Ayurveda
Yoga and Ayurveda nourish each other, they are sister sciences. The workshop will use Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Vinyasas (asana sequences), pranayama and Yoga Nidra to balance the three doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It will be informed by the teaching of Mukunda Stiles and will explore how yoga practice has the potential to bring about lasting change in health, lifestyle and outlook on life.
In the afternoon, we will consider routines and dietary changes from an Ayurvedic viewpoint that support a healthy gut and digestive system. Recent scientific research is showing the importance of healthy gut microbiome for well-being which has been a central understanding from Ayurveda since ancient times allbeit expressed in different terms.
Jayadhara (Jane Cluley) began practising yoga at university, trained as a yoga teacher with British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and has been teaching since 1988, she is a BWY Foundation and BWYQ Diploma Course tutor. After living and studying at Bihar School of Yoga in India for several years she gained an MA in yoga philosophy. She has a particular interest in making ancient philosophy accessible to everyone, yoga for mental health and in the benefits of adopting Ayurvedic routines and diet.
This will be a very uplifting and informative day of yoga with a tutor who has a wealth of knowledge, believes in sharing from her own experience and has a talent for expressing her teaching clearly and enjoyably.